Software Engineering Manager job in Islamabad 2022
Full Job Description
We build products that disrupt the way the world works. Trilogy has pioneered remote work for over 20 years, developing products that enable companies to hire, manage, and coach a global, fully remote workforce. Now, we’re looking for someone to break down projects into achievable milestones as we expand our product portfolio. Could it be you?
If you’re passionate about designing and delivering high-quality software, possess technical expertise, and are a perfectionist when reviewing prototypes, we’d love to have you join our team.
What you will be doing
- Iterating with UX designers to transform use cases into UX/UI prototypes
- Breaking down release milestones into high-level execution plans
- Defining the granular tasks needed by engineering to implement releases
- Reviewing and accepting engineering work, ensuring it meets all of your requirements
What you will NOT be doing
- Chasing developers to get their work and tasks delivered on time
- Managing people or completing HR & administrative tasks
- Performing low-level exhaustive quality assurance work
- Create high-quality software releases by leveraging engineering talent
- Ensure the engineering deliverables snap together well and fully implement the milestone
- Imagine how users will interact with a product and develop robust use cases
- A degree that included the study of data structures, algorithms, and computing fundamentals OR hands-on experience as a software engineer
- Experience developing product execution plans and reviewing engineering specs
- Intermediate coding skills and knowledge of SQL
Finance Officer job in Islamabad 175,000 to 190,000 PKR per month
Right To Play is a global organization that protects, educates, and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria, and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease, and inequality.
Established in 2000, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and has operations in 22 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:
- Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
- Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
- Display Courage – Act with integrity
- Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
- Be Playful – Have fun at work
Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.
I. JOB SUMMARY
The Finance Officer reports directly to the Country Director (CD) and has technical reporting lines to the Senior Manager of Field Finance. The incumbent is responsible for the proper implementation of financial procedures in all Right To Play programs in Pakistan.
The Finance Officer is responsible for overseeing and maintaining effective and efficient accounting and financial records for the offices in Pakistan. He/she is responsible for preparing financial reports for management, preparing the payroll, and maintaining accounts payables.
Job Responsibility #1: 1. Financial management, planning, and budgeting (45 % of the Time):
- Participates in the yearly financial planning in the country of operation; supports the program team in preparation of proposal and operational budgets and translation of the program activities into figures; supports the Program Manager (PM) in communicating plans to program staff and partners.
- Ensures all staff is aware of the financial accountability; communicates on financial expectations and provides constructive feedback on forecasts and expenditures; coordinates with country officers to set a yearly activity plan for upgrading staff financial skills and capacity and leads the implementation; ensures that all project staff is familiar with the roles and responsibilities in relation to financial management and accountability; organizes workshops and leads the financial discussion during planning meetings.
- Timely review of the field office’s monthly financial reports (verifying the coding, arithmetical accuracy, documentation, authorization) and subsequent feedback to ensure timely submission to Sr. Manager Field Finance.
- Keeps up to date on program priorities and makes occasional field trips to monitor finance-related issues and procedures.
- Prepares payroll and monitors salary advance reimbursements; stays abreast on the latest developments in tax and other related laws in the country; ensures that RTP complies with all government statutory regulations including licensing payment of taxes and social security fund; ensures timely submissions of such deductions to the relevant authorities.
- Monitors financial reports and project cost reports/invoices against budget and contract requirements and for accuracy and consistency and alerts management team of necessary contractual or management actions based on that review; identifies financial tracking and analysis tools as needed to support decision-making and ongoing management reviews to conceptualize and produce those tools. On a monthly basis, calculates variances with country management and reports to the Sr. Manager Field Finance; ensures respective Project Officers and Program Managers understand variance implications and how to respond to and manage them effectively.
- Performs year-end financial statements, and arranges and ensures their compliance with RTP and donor requirements. Participates in the annual financial audit ensuring all supporting documents are available for auditors to review; response to auditor’s requests, as well as any internal or donor audits.
- Trains no-program staff on RTP financial policies.
Job Responsibility #2: Banking (25 % of Time):
- Oversees the daily management of financial transactions; assists the CD in the monitoring and following up of finances in the country; supervises all cash disbursements, banking reconciliations, accounts payable, and payroll and ensures that there are adequate controls over cash and bank holdings, also performs monthly petty cash count; oversees routine banking services including collecting bank statements, making bank transfers depositing and withdrawing cash, preparing bank reconciliation statements at the end of the month.
- Ensures and follows up on bank matters.
- Tracks incoming wire transfers and reports any delays or discrepancies to the country director immediately.
- Prepares cash advances and foreign currency orders for country staff travel.
Job Responsibility #3: Administrative and logistics functions (15 % of the Time):
- Ensures all financial files are complete and up to date including National Social security Fund (NSSF) and Taxes.
- Ensures all purchase documents are well documented and followed according to policies.
- Follows up on insurance packages for offices.
- Follows up on inventory control and assets management.
- Generates financial reports to different stakeholders when required.
- Oversees the Logistics functions to ensure compliance with RTP financial management and procurement procedures. Acts as a member of the procurement committee and verifies logistical transactions, where applicable.
Job Responsibility #4: Team management (10 % of the Time):
- Ensures that the direct reports have a clear understanding of their roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities; supported by clear job descriptions to ensure quality performance.
- Facilitates the capacity building of direct reports to ensure they have the appropriate skill levels for their positions and are developing to their full capacity; provides the necessary feedback to them and completes their performance appraisals.
Job Responsibility #5: Other Tasks as Assigned (5% of Time):
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have):
- Master’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or any related discipline.
- Minimum 4 years experience e in a similar role working in accounting, grants, and developing budgets.
- Experience in ERP accounting software is desirable.
- Attention to detail and ability to plan and implement work plan with minimum supervision
- Good networking and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work with large data with attention to details
- Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines and pressure
- Excellent communication and reporting skills
- Strong analytical abilities and ability to prepare concise and informative financial reports.
- Professional verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work as part of a team with culturally diverse professional staff
- Leadership and management skills
- Excellent MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Familiarity with accounting software
- Proven ability in using financial management software
- Fluency in written & Spoken English; also in Urdu and local language(s).
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset)
- Knowledge of ERP accounting software
- CPA, ACCA or CMA, or other related designations
- Superior bookkeeping skills
- Previous experience working in I/NGOs
- Experience managing a direct report(s)
WHO YOU ARE:
You are a highly driven, results-oriented, collaborative, and well-rounded leader with a passion for working with children and youth. You are an exceptional communicator with excellent networking skills.
WHAT YOU’LL GET:
The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative, and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
Target Start Date: Immediate
Contract Duration: Full-time, 01 year (extendable).
If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply here to upload your resume and cover letter.
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.
Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.
We are a child-centered organization and committed to zero tolerance for all forms of violence against children, beneficiaries, and staff.
Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check as a condition of employment.
Senior Arts Manager job British Council Company in Islamabad
Lahore, South Asia, PK
Karachi, South Asia, PK
Company: British Council
We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefits for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence, and connections they are looking for to realize their potential and participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, getting a high-quality education, and gaining internationally recognized qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK.
These connections lead to an understanding of each other’s strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.
They lead on planning and implementation of activities in Pakistan delivered through some or all of the Arts’ four global programs: Culture Connects, Spotlights on Culture, Creative Economy, and Culture Respond to Global Challenges.
They lead and manage sector partner and stakeholder relationships.
They provide Arts, Heritage, and Creative Industries sector expertise at a country level and feed relevant insight up to the Head of Arts Pakistan.
They will report to / have regular contact with country leadership teams and the Global Arts management team and will work with colleagues in the region to influence decision-making across regional Arts and regional Cultural Engagement.
- Builds and maintains critical country partner relationships relevant to the Arts, and wider cultural sectors, to maintain an excellent understanding of relevant themes and issues in the arts, heritage, and creative industries. Uses this insight to identify new opportunities and partnerships for the British Council, and build favourability for the UK.
- Builds and maintains a broad, diverse, and dynamic network of key creative and cultural sector representatives in Pakistan, including artists, creative professionals, creative hubs, arts organizations, arts advocacy groups, intermediary and sector bodies, etc.
- Builds and maintains the sector institutional relationships that will help open doors for artistic collaboration, cultural exchange, and creative economy work.
- Represents British Council Arts externally and internally
- Uses their own expert knowledge of the arts, heritage, and creative industries alongside intelligence and insight from other sector stakeholders to support the ongoing development of arts programs between the UK and Pakistan that will meet the specific needs of the country while also providing value to a diverse range of UK arts, heritage, and creative industry organizations.
- Through ongoing relationships with the Global Arts team, builds and maintains a good understanding of UK arts and creative industry sector priorities as well as Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) and other UK Government priorities.
- Represents British Council in the country as a recognized, credible authority in Arts and the creative industries to external stakeholders and audiences.
- Provides input for up-to-date and well-informed senior-level briefings on current and emerging themes in arts and creative industries in Pakistan.
- Identifies and develops opportunities for the UK Arts sector to work in and collaborate with peers in Pakistan
- Actively works across British Council teams, empowering and enabling colleagues to collaborate on programs, while promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Manages relevant Arts portfolio day-to-day ensuring global standards on program and contract management are achieved
- Management support is provided to Arts teams in the country/across the region as required.
- Ensures effective financial management and compliance on relevant Arts portfolio -manages and delivers to target, budgets, profitability, timelines, and to corporate quality standards in all areas
- Contributes to and inspires arts initiatives that actively drive forward the British Council’s anti-racism action plan. Is accountable for Arts delivering to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) strategy
- Supports the planning process for Pakistan Arts portfolio within the region
- Management of design, development, delivery, and closure of projects and or programs as relevant
- Develops and nurtures internal relationships across Cultural Engagement to ensure strategic objectives are aligned, understood, and achieved
- Considers the role of digital products, services, and channels in optimizing the impact and sustainability of the portfolio, working with regional marketing and digital colleagues.
- Promotes and positions the diversity of the UK arts, heritage, and creative industries sector in the country
- Ensures British Council’s value proposition and support to the UK arts sector in Pakistan is clear, agreed and communicated.
- Ensures that British Council’s reputation for quality and as a valued not-for-profit partner remains high and contributes to our organizational mission of building trust between the UK and other countries.
- Works closely with colleagues and experts to feed market/customer insights into the program development planning cycle, to ensure the British Council’s offer is market relevant for Pakistan and the UK, demand-led, and consistent with the British Council and FCDO objectives.
- Contributes to the development of internal and external communications materials to highlight impactful stories from the Pakistan Arts portfolio
- Contributes to business and partnership development for the portfolio, aligning with country/regional and corporate priorities, systems, and processes
- Supports the development and management of relationships with strategic clients and partners.
- Embeds effective processes, standards, and tools to support pipeline and consultant/partner relationship management.
- Manages or supports the development of high-quality bids/ proposals.
- Participates in contract negotiations with partners and clients, and prepares agreements such as non-disclosure, pre-bid, contract, and partner and consultant agreements.
- Ensures timely reporting and communication on externally funded contracts/grant-funded initiatives.
- Participates in program and project reviews and closure activities, helping to ensure learning is embedded in the development of new business.
- Supports Pakistan Arts portfolio planning by working closely with Arts leadership and operational program management colleagues
- Contributes to ensuring activities under the Arts global programs are tailored to the specific needs of the country, through collaboration with colleagues in globally dispersed program teams
- Contributes with input and oversight to the finances of the Pakistan Arts portfolio and can interpret financial information
- Manages delivery partners, team members, and consultants
- Has responsibility for developing, monitoring, and successfully delivering the project management plan
- Where applicable has responsibility for managing country contractual obligations on program or project
- Maintains governance frameworks and manages compliance on a project
- Oversees procurement, grants management, and due diligence on programs
- Specialist knowledge and understanding of current trends and practices in arts, heritage, and creative industry in Pakistan
- Experience in managing national arts/ heritage/ creative industry projects
- Understanding and appreciation of current art trends and practices in the UK (desirable)
- Experience in managing international art projects (desirable)
- In-depth understanding of the arts, heritage sector, and creative industries in Pakistan
- Experience in working in and/or with the arts, heritage creative industries sector
- Active and up-to-date network of diverse arts sector contacts
- Experience in maintaining effective external and internal program/project governance structures
- Business Development experience
- Able to lead digital events on basic platforms (Microsoft Teams) ensuring all corporate standards are met, including those for accessibility and safeguarding
- Financial leadership and budget management of multi-year, large-scale programs
Contract Type – Indefinite Contract – Local
Location – Pakistan
Requirements – Applicants must have the legal right to live and work in Pakistan.
Closing Date – Sunday 11 September 2022, 23:59 IST
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